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Startup Hiring 101: A Founder's Guide

Written by Gem CEO Steve Bartel, this guide covers all the basics of startup hiring, including step-by-step instructions, example templates, and best practices for:

  • Using your extended network to find great candidates

  • Nailing the "pre-sell" conversation

  • Interviewing and running effective debriefs

  • Selling & closing

Startup Hiring 101 is perfect for early-stage startups who have raised enough money to hire their initial team. Specifically, it’s meant for founders and founding teams with little to no knowledge about hiring, or hiring managers at fast-growing companies who are closely involved in recruiting.